NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is now predicting an "extremely active" hurricane season for the Atlantic Basin.
The agency now says that the updated outlook calls for 19-25 named storms, of which 7-11 will become hurricanes, including 3-6 major hurricanes. This update covers the entire six-month hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30, and includes the nine named storms to date.
“This year, we expect more, stronger, and longer-lived storms than average, and our predicted ACE range extends well above NOAA’s threshold for an extremely active season,” said Gerry Bell, Ph.D., lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.
There have been nine named storms so far.